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  • Exposition Internationale L'Art d'Aujourd'hui exhibition, Paris, December 1925. Exhibiting artists included Otto Carlsund, Waldemar Lorentzon, Vera Meyerson, Bengt Österblom, as well as other Scandinavian artists (Franciska Clausen, Ragnhild Keyser, Charlotte Wankel). [16]
  • Exhibition at the Galerie d'Art Contemporain, Paris, June 1926, with paintings by Carlsund, Clausen, Kaarbø and Keyser. [17]
  • Exhibition at the Galerie Aubier, Paris, March 1927, with works by Carlsund, Clausen and Kaarbø. [18]
  • Exhibition at the Galerie Mots et Images, May 1928, with works by Carlsund, Erik Olson and Christian Berg. [19]
  • The Avant-Gardes in the Nordic Countries 1925-1950: History, Culture and Aesthetics, University of Copenhagen, 3-5 October 2013.


  • Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies, research project started in 2004 with the aim to produce a series of four international conferences on Nordic avant-garde art, each to be followed by a book. The first was dedicated to analysis of the period 1900-25 and was held in Copenhagen in 2009 (with a volume published in 2012, see below); the second one (1925-50) is to be held again in Copenhagen, in October 2013.


  • Claes-Göran Holmberg, Upprorets tradition. Den unglitterära tidskriften i Sverige, Stockholm: Symposion, 1987, 307 pp. (Swedish) [20]
  • Tania Ørum, Ping Huang, et al. (eds.), A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1900-1925, Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2012, 680 pp. ISBN 978-90-420-3620-8. [21], Preview, Review.
  • Ellef Prestsæter, "The Avant-Garde as Network. Interview with Tania Ørum", Kunstkritikk, 23 April 2012.
  • Mats Jansson, "Crossing Borders: Modernism in Sweden and the Swedish-Speaking Part of Finland: Thalia (1909-13); Ny konst (1915); flamman (1917-21); Ultra (1922); Quosego (1928-9); kontakt (1931); Spektrum (1931-3); and Karavan (1934-5)", in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, Vol. 3 (Europe, 1880-1940), New York: Oxford University Press, 2013, pp 666-690. [22]
  • Helena Mattsson, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, 1930/1931: Swedish Modernism at the Crossroads, Stockholm: Axl Books, 2014, 86 pp. (Swedish)/(English)/(German)
  • Benedikt Hjartarson, Andrea Kollnitz, Per Stounbjerg, Tania Ørum (eds.), A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1925-1950, Leiden: Brill, and Boston: Rodopi, 2019, 968 pp. [23]

Experimental film[edit]

Viking Eggeling


Concrete poetry[edit]

  • Jesper Olsson, "Kneaded Language: Concrete Poetry and New Media in the Swedish 1960s", Modernism/modernity, Volume 18, Number 2, April 2011, pp. 273-288.

Electroacoustic and experimental music[edit]


Computer and computer-aided art[edit]



New media art, Media culture, Media theory[edit]


Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenburg, Lund, Karlstad, Linköping, Växjö.

  • New Media art in Sweden blog, [35]
  • Initiatives and groups, [36]